Darling Harbour from Pyrmont Park

October 13, 2012

Day 1. Retreating from the madding crowds of a Saturday morning in Pyrmont, I found a seated, shady spot in Pyrmont Park looking east. The lack of content in the foreground didn’t worry me; a Pyrmont ferry called in twice (worth a separate drawing). This is the right-hand page of a potential double-spread (the left will include a wonderful blue glass facade of a skyscraper). I worked incredibly slowly with a fine point hard pencil and it took in the east skyline of Darling Harbour, Sydney Centrepoint Tower, the Maritime Museum lighthouse and “Endeavour” moored nearby. Added watercolour onsite and coloured pencil at home; scan hasn’t picked up the colour and contour detail. Very impressed by the detail and pattern of the skyscrapers, just unsure about expressing it.

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